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Natural Selections
by Joseph Campana

 
Whether wandering the paths of the imagination, driving through sparsely populated countryside, or listening for the voices of animals, Joseph Campana’s poems attend to the ways we are indelibly marked by habitat. Shot full of accidental attachments and reluctant transience, Natural Selections produces from vibrant contradiction potent song.




In poems both lyric and expansive, Natural Selections finds in the simplicity and strangeness of middle America a complex metaphysics of place and an uncanny perspective reminiscent of the landscapes of Grant Wood.

Birds and beasts, frequent storms, country roads, a fraught election, and some of Ohio’s literary guardian angels (James Wright, Hart Crane, and Sherwood Anderson) haunt the poems. Whether enigmatically refracted or brutally direct, these poems attend to the way life is beautifully, violently, and unexpectedly marked by place.
Natural Selections
Natural Selections
by Joseph Campana

University Of Iowa Press, 2012
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